Major Wi-Fi security flaw discovered - chip used in including Samsung Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface laptops, Valve’s Steam Link, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles
Security firm Embedi discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the chip’s firmware, and drew attention to the most serious flaw which allows devices to be compromised without any interaction from the owner.
“This vulnerability can be triggered without user interaction during the scanning for available networks,” Embedi stated.
“This procedure is launched every 5 minutes regardless of a device being connected to some Wi-Fi network or not.”
Nothing mentioned yet about patching or resolution but always wise to check weekly for patches and updates for your router or modem software. If your device does not get updates, get a different device.
|Major Wi-Fi security flaw discovered
A serious security flaw has been discovered in a Marvell Wi-Fi chip, which is included in a number of mainstream devices.